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students know about our u.s. history at grades 4, 8, and 12. everything from the united states constitution to presidents to why certain laws came into play. at very different levels, there are certain questions that are asked. the 8th graders really were the ones who did, i would say, perform the best when we consider the 4th and we consider the 12th grade. >> that's because 8th graders' scores improved over the last time the test was given. 4th graders and 12th graders did not. in fact, a majority of 12th graders turned in a poor performance. their questions were harder, and their correct answers were fewer. 55% of 12th graders scored below the basic level. what does this show? >> mm, lauren, that's not good news at all. [ chuckles ] and what does that mean for our 12th graders? it means that we have to find a way to engage our 12th graders in learning u.s. history. we have to make it more important to them. so, we have a lot of work to do, definitely, at the 12th-grade level. >> there's a famous saying -- "those who don't know history are condemned to repeat it." so, the lessons of the p
don't know if i could ever lead the whole u.s.a. >> sadly, most of the teens we spoke to wouldn't want to be president. if you're on the fence as to whether or not you'd like to run the country, here's a couple of little-known perks the president enjoys. he has his own zip code. it's top secret and only for family and friends to use. letters get delivered directly to his office. no one -- not even the first lady -- can enter the oval office without permission. and my personal favorite -- the president gets his very own m&m's. the boxes are even monogrammed with his signature. sweet! with "speak of the week," i'm christina. >> in utah, a teenager was arrested after he broke in to someone's house. even though he had disappeared before the police arrived, they found him pretty easily. he had left his homework at the scene of the crime. >> this report is brought to you by madame tussauds new york. >> the exhibits at the legendary madame tussauds are amazingly lifelike. but you'd be surprised at how much work it takes to keep the wax figures looking their best. jacelyn got a chance to take
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